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Serbian Spruce

Picea omorika

Trail Number:
T22

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Description

Family:
Pinaceae

Foliage:
Leaves: 1/2 to 1" long, 1/16 to 1/12" wide, compressed, flat, keeled on both sides, without stomata above

Native Locale:
Southeastern Europe, Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovina

Mature Height:
40 to 60 feet

Mature Width:
15 to 20 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 7

Soil Preference:
Grows in medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun to part shade

Growth Habit:
Narrow, pyramidal

Rate of Growth:
Slow

Disease and Insect:
Aphids and borers

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Flowers: Monoecious. Fruit: Cones are oblong-ovoid, 1 1/4 to 2" long, blue-black when young, shining cinnamon brown when ripe, scales suborbicular, finely denticulate

Photos

Summer '08 - Serbian SpruceSummer '08 Leaf - Serbian Spruce